I am a Health and Safety Officer with the Calgary Fire Department. This is my third Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge. I am climbing for my sister Karen. Her battle with cancer began in her breast and has continued in her uterus and brain. No matter what life throws at her, she continues to push forward. Karen’s strength and determination inspires me. She is volunteering with the Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge this year. I hope she is in the stairwell near the top so that I can give her a sweaty hug.